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Jul 26, 2010 4:00pm EDT
the middle east, there is shock and anger today over the release of thousands of u.s. military records about the war in afghanistan. 91,000 documents were posted online by a whistle blowing website. the founder of the site claims he has even more. >> reporter: made public were classified intelligence and action reports. filed from 2004 to 2009. worried about citizen deaths. 90,000 reports like these four released online by wiki leaks.org. the founder claims u.s. involvement is illegal. >> it does appear to be evidence of war crimes in this material. >> reporter: the leaks detail how pakistani intelligence, the isi, allegedly helped the taliban and how the anti-american jihad was allegedly still being advised recently by former isi commander. pakistan playing both sides. u.s. forces doubting they can win. separately, a claim today that a nato rocket killed 52 afghan civilians. all threatening support for president obama's plan to escalate the war. >> without question, there is minimal support on the american people for a long campaign. >> reporter: now pentagon officials are loo
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Jul 12, 2010 4:00pm EDT
former u.s. president bill clinton is in haiti today to visit president preval in haiti. he is overseeing more than $5 billion in reconstruction aid. he said bare lay tenth of the international aid that was promised has been delivered. some observers say donor countries are frustrated with haiti's leadership and they want more assurance that's their money will go where it is intended. >>> we have a whole lot more to come including a new weight loss drug. >>> also ahead, parents worried about their kids on the boardwalk this summer. dr. jacky is here to talk about tattoos and piercings. >>> and the local city ranks number two in the country as best place to live. >>> more of that tirade by mel gibson that has hollywood buzzing. the fallout coming up at 4:30. [ applause ] [ grunting ] [ male announcer ] venus williams doesn't let sweat and odor ruin her style. [ grunting ] [ male announcer ] new tide plus febreze freshness sport. the #1 sports detergent at putting away stains... and it eliminates odors, so your style is always fresh. [ venus ] i smell victory. [ male announcer ]
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Jul 5, 2010 4:00pm EDT
to expand into the u.s. >>> plus what metro is doing to fix a poe tngsly dangerous problem. >>> and new fitness shoes claim to tone your legs and more while you're walking but are they worth the money? >>> police say a 7-year-old boy inadvertently killed his mother during a boat ride in hampton, virginia. the family was headed after day out on the water. the child asked to steer the boat and accidentally drove it under a dock. the collision reportedly threw his mother into the windshield of the boat and then into the water. she later died at the hospital. officials are now trying to determine whether to file any charges against any of the adults reportedly four of them were on board. >>> toyota has started recalling more than 90,000 luxury automobiles sold in japan because their engines may stall while running. the problem affects some 270,000 lexus and toyota crown vehicles around the world. no accidents have been reported due to the defect. about 138,000 of those were sold in the u.s. toyota is expected to issue an official recall for those vehicles soon. >>> if you happen to be l
NBC
Jul 23, 2010 4:00pm EDT
clinton paid her respects to two soldiers missing in battle in war. the u.s. missing personnel office says 655 people have been repatriated from vietnam since the war ended in 1975. more than 1,300 service members there are still unaccounted for. >>> general stanley mcchrystal is two hours away from retirement. one month ago, he was in kabul running the war in afghanistan. he resigned after a controversial article in rolling stone suggesting the general and his staff were dismissive of president obama's civilian war team. it is not clear what mcchrystal plans to do after retirement. he is 56 years old and has served in the army since he graduated from west point in 1976. >>> now to the latest on the glamorous face of that suspected russian spy ring. two weeks ago, anna chapman was sent back to russia after ad ming she was a secret spy living in the u.s. now she is an internet sensation creating a buzz all around the world. mike taibbi has that story. >> reporter: she is the femme fatal of the spy scandal. beautiful, mysterious and out of sight. enter chapman who used to party in new y
NBC
Jul 22, 2010 4:00pm EDT
. the u.s. government owns 61% of gm. when the the nasdaq closed 58 opponent higher. the s&p 500 is up 24 points. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton was presented with two very personal gifts today in vietnam. the foreign minister presented a table cloth as a wedding present for her daughter chelsea. and officials also unveiled a mosaic portrait of the secretary of state and her daughter from a picture taken during their visit to vietnam 2000. it is composed of precious gems that came from viet zmam myanmar. mrs. clinton said she is honored and very pleased to give it to chelsea. the wedding is set for july 31st. >>> you know how hot and dry it's been around here lately and the weather is taking its toll on gardens right now. keeping yours looking good isn't as simepl as turning to a hose. with the help of the how-to website monkey see.com, a local expert offers some advice and shows off some products to help. >> reporter: with the solar heat in full force, it is important to remember to give your plants proper tlc. proper watering can help. we want to use water wisely. that means
NBC
Jul 7, 2010 4:00pm EDT
possible spy swap between the u.s. and russia. >>> welcome back to news 4 at 4:00. i'm pat lawson muse. >> i'm wendy rigger sitting in for jim hanley. a 4-year-old taken from her front yard back with her family. alice sa mire. authorities are looking for the suspect in her abduction. >> lindsay lohan gets 90 days behind bars for violating her probation. lohan did not attend court ordered alcohol education classes after a 2007 drug case. today the young actress burst into tears. >>> officials in d.c. spent most of the morning cleaning up oil and grease left by a truck on a main road through washington. department of public works said a truck that collects cooking oil from restaurants may have sprung a leak as it traveled down the road. u street between ninth and 16th was closed to clean up the mess. >> a metro bus slammed into a truck, lost control, and careened across traffic on colesville road. the bus finally came to raes after hitting the side of a raised driveway. the truck driver was taken to a hospital for treatment. the bus driver was not injured. >>> and our top story from
NBC
Jul 14, 2010 4:00pm EDT
today. the team spokeswoman says the u.s. government has agreed to allow the men's teem travel abroad under passports issued by the confederacy. the state department had demanded the team get higher security issued passports but the players argued that accepting u.s. passports would be an attack against their identity. the team hopes to get back to england tie compete in a game tomorrow night. >>> stay right there. we're just getting started on news4 at 4:00. the teenager known as the "barefoot bandit" is going to court in a year's long crime spree of break-ins and plane thefts. >>> an incredible explosion caught on tape in california. >>> and federal health officials now have a safety recommendation about that popular diabetic drug. >>> after two days of discussion, there may now be an answer about a drug. the much debated diabetes pill avandia increases the risk of heart attack compared to other diabetes drugs but it will stay on the market for now. a majority of the panel has said the former blockbuster drug is rickier than older medicines, including its closest competitor.
NBC
Jul 28, 2010 4:00pm EDT
their way to the site. the u.s. embassy confirmed there were two americans on board the flight. nbc news, islamabad. >> the name have to two americans on that flight have not yet been released. >>> a toddler is in serious condition this afternoon after a chemical accident in northwest washington. it happened around 10:00 a.m. in the 2500 block of 17th street. the 2-year-old girl's mother was cleaning the inside of her suv when the child accidentally spilled some of the cleaning material on herself. the know injured the girl's face, upper chest and arms. she may have swallowed some of it. the hazmat crews contained the chemical. the little girl is recovering at a local hospital. >>> turning to the weather, another ninth day with a little more human. >> more steamy, humid and yes, indeed, hot. our highest temperature since sunday when we hit that 99-degree high. you're looking at temperatures across the area. trinidad at 92. damascus and bethesda, 93 degrees. you scoot over to fairfax. currently 91 in tyson's corner. and you factor in again that moisture where the dew point temperatures ar
NBC
Jul 8, 2010 4:00pm EDT
of at least four convicted spies in russia that may be traded for the ten u.s. suspects. not a one-for-one deal, but expert says a trade that may keep sensitive information from coming out in court and keep the u.s.-russian relationship intact. >> throwing them in jail might not be advantageous to relations with moscow and washington. >> reporter: and experts say the exchange was likely authorized at the highest levels. >> you have to imagine this goes pretty high up inside the u.s. government, because you don't make a decision like this lightly. >> reporter: so in a scenario reminiscent of a spy movie, the group, including suspect and tabloid sensation anna chapman, could soon be headed out of the u.s. in the type of spy swap not seen in a quarter century. kristen dahlgren, nbc news, washington. >>> the search continues today for two tourists still missing after a tour boat crash in philadelphia yesterday. 37 people were aboard the sight-seeing duck boat when it was hit by a barge in the delaware river. all of them were tossed overboard. the boat sank. emergency crews pulled 35 pe
NBC
Jul 15, 2010 4:00pm EDT
summer shutdown. new unemployment claims dropped to the lowest level in two years. still, overall u.s. factory output dropped in june. president obama admitted the economy is still being buffetted but he said -- >> the. the surest way out of the storms we've been in is to keep moving forward and not go backwards. >> reporter: democrats say their bill blocks the way back to the scary days. and in this election year, president obama is planning an elaborate signing ceremony for his financial reform package. from capitol hill, i'm steve handelsman. >>> kids think it fun and they put pictures of themselves setting off bottle bombs on the web. it is not only dangerous for some of them, it has changed the course of some of their lives. >>> healthier school lunches are on the way but they may not notice >>> if you have one of those new iphone 4s, you know about the problem with the dropped calls. >>> in dallas, they are changing the school lumplg that's they believe will pass the students' the food service directors, cafeteria managers and lunch room staff will taste test new food items for
NBC
Jul 9, 2010 4:00pm EDT
. >>> now the four americans that the u.s. traded for are expected to arrive at dulles international airport within the hour. >>> turning now to traffic, friday traffic is normally horrendous with people heading out of town early. >> let's see if today is any exception. how are the roads looking so far, ash? >> i think that horrendous is a fair term this afternoon. we certainly are starting you off with dig big delays around the region. let start off on 95 heading southbound. looks nice through springfield, but towards the top of your screen, 95 southbound very heavy. those dhas start right about there just south of springfield and will take you solid down towards the river bridge. fortunately no major accidents along the way. just a lot of company. headed out toward the eastern shore, you have company. very heavy delays on the approach toward the bay bridge and then once you get across, the pace starts to pick up, but still pretty congested out towards the east end. around the kalt belt wi trying to get home, outer loop, we do have delays.inner loop headed out is continuing up towar
NBC
Jul 21, 2010 4:00pm EDT
defend ourselves. we will always be prepared for them to defend ourselves. >> tend u.s. on s on track to reduce troop levels to 50,000 by august 30th. >>> now to a developing story, a northern virginia man is in custody this evening on charges he supported a designated foreign terrorist organization. today the fbi arrested 20-year-old zachary chesser of fairfax county. chesser who also goes by the name told fbi agents he twice tried travel to somalia to join a group. >>> and there is a warning for pet own speakers. someone has been dumping rat poison in the area. jane runs the dog shop on wisconsin avenue. on saturday she discovered neon green rat poison pellets on the sidewalk outside and that can be very harmful to dogs and cats. she said she knows of three dogs who have died from rat poisoning in the area this year alone. she said she doubts anyone was trying to do harm but she said everyone needs to know how dangerous this actually is. >> i honestly think it is somebody who thinks they're doog good thing, not realizing how lethal this is to domestic animals, children, run off into th
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Jul 30, 2010 4:00pm EDT
tragic milestone in the war in afghanistan. july has just become deadliest month for u.s. troops fighting in that countriful nato announced that six more troops were killed. that brings the death toll for july to at least 66. and that's the highest one-month total in the history of the nearly 9-year war. >>> the economic recovery appears to be slowing. a new report out from the commerce department shows a sluggish past two quarters. consumers spent less and company actually cut down on restocking shelves. but there is some encouraging news. businesses invested the highest amount in 13 years on equipment and software. and home builders spent the most in 27 years that they've spent. many expect that trend to fizzle out without government homebuying tax credits. >>> president obama visited the heart of the auto industry, talking about the economy and defending his multi-billion dollar auto bailout. the president spoke at a chrysler plant in detroit. it had recently hired more than 1,000 people. he said his administration $60 billion bailout saved jobs and kept the auto industry aflo
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Jul 13, 2010 4:00pm EDT
moore will be sent back to the u.s. he is accused of # 00 crimes in eight states. >>> critics kplam the full body scanners at airports are too intrusive and worried they can be harmful to your health. they use x-rays to get a full view of the passenger's body. there are 133 installed with plans for a thousand more. frequent flyers complain the machines take five times as long to pass through and the low doses of x-rays could be harmful to health in the long run. >>> well, still ahead this afternoon -- a look at traffic with ashley linder. hey, ash. >> hey, guys. we are starting you off with some slow track not very shockingly. let's look at 270, northbound on the spur past democracy boulevard. you have company. no major accidents to talk about, just a lot of congestion as we take a spin around the capital beltway, inner and outer loop stacked up. here is the pace toward connecticut avenue, the inner loop, very heavy. fear not. after, well, this really isn't exciting news, but the inner loop past university boulevard very heavy. around green belt the pace does approve. no major accidents
NBC
Jul 19, 2010 4:00pm EDT
the potomac river after a u.s. park police detective. >> police say they scouted scout running loose in southwest washington, suffering from distress. when they tried to capture him, he ran and jumped into the river. the u.s. park police detective jumps in after him and rescued scout. >> the dog was going under. the dog was circling. she grabbed him just in time. >> reporter: police say they sighted the dog's owner of the district for having his dog off his leash. he paid a 2,500 fine. he said he had been playing tennis and they left the dog outside for about 30 minutes. >> 30 minutes or more in 97-degree weather with no shade or water. the dog may just be worn out from the panic situation. >> reporter: hudson said he was wrong tonight have his dog on the leash but questioned the way police handled the situation. >> obviously wanted to catch him, or decided to catch him. made a case out of him. wound up with cruisers and people chasing him into the river for no reason that i can imagine. >> area police and fire agencies say they've seen an uptake in the number of calls for animals wi
NBC
Jul 16, 2010 4:00pm EDT
germantown, megan mcgrath. >> the u.s. geological survey is in reston, virginia. workers are feeling thousands of call about the quake. they said there are several faults in our area deep below the earth's surface. this morning's quake was caused by one of them. until the day the faults were dormant for generations. >> this was a very small earthquake. it is possible they'll be one or two additional earthquakes that get triggered by it. they would also likely be very small. from a practical standpoint, just a reminder we should think about all hazards, being prepared and being ready, should an event occur. >> they point out our region is considered a low hazard area but not a zero hazard area. >> at the same time, it was a rude awakening for a lot of folks. it left a lot of residents trying to figure out what happened. >> either a fire know or a plane or something shaking. >> my daughter was up. she said did you matter? she said yes. was it an earthquake? we just came here. and then i heard it on the radio. >> i was in the shower. i thought the house was coming down. >> what did you
NBC
Jul 29, 2010 4:00pm EDT
home depot where men who admit they're in the u.s. illegally come to look for work, the court ruling meant less worry. >> i'm okay. i change my -- >> reporter: your attitude. you don't think police will come in and arrest you today necessarily. >> not today. >> reporter: these handle residency and green cards are less concerned. >> i don't want to get pulled over. make me lose my time. >> reporter: some arizona cops are glad the court blocked much of the new law. pima county sheriff said it would have cost his state millions. >> today when we encounter illegal aliens, we detain them, we call the border patrol and we turn them order. end of story. >> reporter: the end? no. in fact the arizona immigration battle wages on. the state is planning to ask an appeal court to delay the ruling and let this tough new immigration law take full effect, while the issue moves through the court. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news. >> lawmakers or candidates in 18 states want to push for similar illegal immigration laws next year, including right here in virginia. we'll have the latest on immigration ref
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